Saturday 29 August 2020

My (not so) Secret Addiction!

Hi there.  I've had a very productive card-making day. I've made a few more DT cards and I've been dabbling in a bit of Mixed Media, trying some techniques I've seen on Youtube. 

I recently received the new Speckled Egg Distress Oxide and Distress Glaze Embossing Powders and I can't stop using them! I am so addicted that sometimes I just make a smoohed background, just to look at it!  So you can expect to see lots of Speckled Egg projects in the future:) 

As you've probably noticed, I've been making lots of cards during this Covid Madness and I've become a bit bored of creating the 'same old, same old' ! So today I challenged myself to use some old stamps in a new way and to dabble in Mixed media. Here are some of the cards I made...

Made a smooshed background with Speckled Egg DO and dried.
Stamped PB 'Botanical Notes' on 2 corners & embossed with Speckled Egg Distress Glaze EP.
Stamped PB Diamond Pattern Background Stamp in other corners.
Stamped another old PB stamp with script over the diamond pattern.
Stamped PB 'Soft Wings on vellum papewr and embossed with Rose Gold.
Stamped the sentiment from PB 'Banner Sentiments' and mounted with foam tape.
Added sequins and pearls.
I was happy with the look, but in  retrospect, I shouldn'tr have embossed any of the bnackground, as it became a bit to bold. 

Inked Kaisercraft stencil with Speckled Egg& Iced Spruce DO ink , spritzed & flipped the stencil over onto the card-stock, ink-side down & then covered the stencil with a piece of paper towel, to soak up excess ink. 
When dry, I re-aligned the stencil and sponged Antique Linen DO. 
I then sprayed a touch of Altenew gold ink for a bit of shimmer. 
Die-cut Sizzix Poinsettia, spritzed with water, scrunched up and dried.
Shape petals with embossing tool and fingers and construct the flower. 
Softly spritz poinsettia with Altenew gold spray.
Add pearl brad in centre of flower. 
Wiped Delicata gold ink over embossing folder, spritzed and passed through Big shot machine.
Stamp PB 'Banner Sentiments' sentiment and put card together. 

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Prompt: TAGS

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  1. Two awesome mixed media cards, Jenny! I love the depth of color in the background and think the embossing was the right call! The butterfly is gorgeous and a technique I will have to try! I really LOVE this card! Your second card has wonderful depth in the background too! The poinsettia is gorgeous and I love the non-traditional colors!

  2. It’s wonderful to see you try new things and play with techniques. So glad that you join the fun with my “Show & Share”! WONDERFUL! Very happy to see your lovely work! Thank you for your support!

  3. Beautiful cards, love all of the details on both of them, your rose gold butterfly on the vellum is a stunner, Cathy x

  4. Amazing work Jenny - I like the embossed background in the first card :)
    Stay safe

  5. This is FABulous! Thanks so much for sharing with us in our challenge over at Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog this month! We appreciate you joining us!
    Leslie, MLCCB DT
    Love To Scrap 2

  6. WOW your poinsettia looks stunning in those colours, thanks for joining us at Augusts Rudolph Days Challenge, Luv Sam x

  7. You have made two fabulous Christmas cards.
    The first has such a lovely inky background and I think the vellum butterfly looks perfect here.
    The second one has such a gorgeous poinsettia on that tag. Love the colours used too!

    Thanks for taking part in the August Rudolph Days Challenge.

  8. Wow two amazing mixed media cards and you sure looked like you had fun Jenny? x. These cards are right up my street and I love them x.

  9. Two absolutely stunning cards! And I'm loving this speckled egg ink, need to get it ASAP. Beautiful work on both!
    Thanks so much for joining in and sharing at my Crafty Wednesday challenge!
    Ellibelle's Corner

  10. Beautiful cards Jenny! I am loving the speckled egg colour as well. Your mixed background is so pretty. And the butterfly is GORGEOUS! I have Rose Gold EP but have not used it yet. Looks amazing with the speckled egg background.

    Gorgeous Christmas card. Love the non-traditional colours. Great stencil monoprint and wonderful layering and shaping of your poinsettia petals. The gold embossing folder background takes it up another notch. Amazing design! xx

  11. Beautiful cards! I love your butterfly card. I have the speckled egg products too but haven't used them yet. You did a fabulous job with them! Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls!